Sirimavo Ratwatte

17 April 1916–10 October 2000 (Age 84)
Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

The Life Summary of Sirimavo

Sirimavo Ratwatte was born on 17 April 1916 as the daughter of Barnes Ratwatte and Rosalind Hilda Mahawalatenne Kumarihamy. She married Soloman West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranayake on 2 October 1940. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 10 October 2000, in Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Soloman West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranayake
Sirimavo Ratwatte
Marriage: 2 October 1940
Anura Priyadarshi Solomon Dias Bandaranaike

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1940Mahawelatenne Walawwa
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    Age 15
    British grant the right to vote and introduce power sharing with Sinhalese-run cabinet.
    Age 32
    Colonial rule ended and the island nation of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.
    Age 40
    Solomon Bandaranaike elected on wave of Sinhalese nationalism. Sinhala made sole official language and other measures introduced to bolster Sinhalese and Buddhist feeling. More than 100 Tamils killed in widespread violence after Tamil parliamentarians protest at new laws.

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    Sources (2)

    • Sirimavo Bandaranaike, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike - death: 10 October 2000; Colombo, Sri Lanka

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